Scholars

Nick Graham

University of Victoria
Canada

Nick Graham teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria. His research lies at the intersection of fossil capitalism, corporate power and the climate crisis and is particularly focused on the ways in which power in and around Canada’s fossil fuel sector obstructs just energy and green transition. This research is the basis of his forthcoming book, Forces of Production, Climate Change and Canadian Fossil Capitalism (Brill, 2021).

Publications

Nicolas Graham. “Fossil Knowledge Networks: Science, Ecology and the “Greening” of Carbon Extractive Development,”

Studies in Political Economy, Forthcoming.

William K. Carroll, Nicolas Graham, & Mark Shakespeare. 2020. “Foundations, ENGOs, Clean-Growth Networks and the Integral State,” Canadian Journal of Sociology (July 2020).

Nicolas Graham, William K. Carroll, & David Chen. 2020. “Carbon Capital’s Political Reach: A Network Analysis of Federal Lobbying by the Fossil Fuel Sector from Harper to Trudeau,”

Canadian Political Science Review (June 2020).

Nicolas Graham. 2019. “Canadian Fossil Capitalism, Corporate Strategy and Post-Carbon Futures,”

The Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie (May 2019).

William K. Carroll, Nicolas Graham, Michael Lang, Zoë Yunker, & Kevin McCartney. 2018. “The Corporate Elite and the Architecture of Climate Change Denial: A Network Analysis of Carbon Capital’s Reach into Civil Society,”

Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue
Canadienne de Sociologie (August 2018).

Nicolas Graham. 2017. “State-Capital Nexus and the Making of BC Shale and Liquefied Natural Gas,”

BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly (May 2017).

Nicolas Graham, Shannon Daub, & William K. Carroll. 2017. “Mapping Political Influence: Political Donations and Lobbying by the Fossil Fuel Industry in BC,”

Vancouver: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (March 2017).

Media Coverage

Nicolas Graham’s research on lobbying by the fossil fuel sector in Canada discussed by Sharon Riley. ‘Deep State’ Lobbying a Growing Tactic of Fossil Fuel Industry, Report Finds,” The Narwhal, November 5, 2019.

Nicolas Graham’s research on lobbying by the fossil fuel sector in Canada discussed by Katya Slepian. Fossil Fuel Industry Tops the List of Lobbyist Groups in Ottawa: Report,” Black Press Media, November 5, 2019.

Nicolas Graham’s research on lobbying by the fossil fuel sector in Canada discussed by Matt Robinson. Public Officials Faced ‘Organized and Sustained’ Oil and Gas Lobbying on Pipelines in Recent Years, Study,” The Vancouver Sun, November 5, 2019.

Nicolas Graham’s research on lobbying and political party donations by the fossil fuel sector in Canada discussed by Andrew Nikiforik. Energy Industry Uses Money, Army of Lobbyists to Influence BC Government,” The Tyee, March 8, 2017.

Nicolas Graham’s research on lobbying and political party donations by the fossil fuel sector in Canada discussed by Carol Linnitt. Fossil Fuel Industry has Lobbied B.C. Government 22,000 Times Since 2010,” The Narwhal, March 8, 2017.